Event: Inspired by London, Tea. Cake. Space. at the Proud Archivist 4 Feb


‘tea.cake.space. : a salon for artists – to talk, share and create work
Join us for a glass of wine, a cup of tea and a chat at a new salon taking place at The Proud Archivist. Be inspired by artists and makers who have been “inspired by London” – the wonderful city we live in.

This month our guests are:

Ivo Gormley: Producer “The Runners”: The Runners is an award-winning short film made by Matan Rochlitz and Ivo Gormley. We will screen the film and then chat with Ivo about why they made it and why it was shot in London.

Julian Mash and Travis Elborough: Julian Mash, author of Portobello Road, and Travis Elborough, author and cultural commentator for more than a decade, will talk about their work and how they have been inspired by London throughout their creative journeys.’

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Spin me right round – a piece I did for The Guardian on vinyl a little while back

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In the light of recent pieces on the vinyl revival, here is something I wrote for The Guardian back in 2008.

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Little Atoms Podcast – in conversation with Neil Denny about London Bridge in America and How We Used to Live


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How We Used to Live Soundtrack Launch Screening – Curzon Mayfair, Sunday 7 December 4pm + Q&A

HWUTL-LP-sleeve There will be a special soundtrack launch screening of How We Used to Live on Sunday 7 December 2014

Soundtrack Launch screening of How We Used to Live Curzon Mayfair, 38 Curzon Street, London, W1J 7TY

Doors: 3.45pm Screening of How We Used to Live – + spooky seasonal BFI silent short The Mistletoe Bough

Post-screening Q&A with Saint Etienne (Bob Stanley, Pete Wiggs, Sarah Cracknell), Paul Kelly and Travis Elborough

Hosted by Jude Rogers – Smoke, The Guardian, The Observer

Pre-release vinyl signing in the bar following the screening event.

Link here for tickets: http://www.curzoncinemas.com/events/details/2728/how-we-used-to-live–qa-with-filmmakers/

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Writer Travis Elborough is the Chisenhale Gallery Victoria Park Residency artist for 2014-15.

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Ian Nairn Bus Tour of London – 30 November from 11am – 6pm-ish


I will be talking about the Routemaster bus as part of this fabulous bus-driven tour around London in celebration of the re-publication of Ian Nairn’s London.

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London Bridge in America Talk – Palmers Green & Southgate U3A, Wednesday 26 November 2.30 pm

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October 21, 2014 · 8:32 am